Healthy Living

Alcohol is a social drug that affects people in different ways. Heavy drinkers and binge drinkers risk serious alcohol-related harm. For many adults, a drink after work, or with family and friends, is just part of socialising and relaxing. For others, one drink is never enough. More information
Bullying behaviour is serious and complex. It is a form of aggressive behaviour and can take many forms, including physical, verbal or social bullying. It can take place in the physical or online world, and causes damage and harm. Verbal and social bullying can be as harmful as physical bullying. More information
People use the word depression in different ways. Having the blues is something we all experience from time to time and often normal reaction to the stress of our everyday lives, but for people with depression, this feeling persists over weeks to months. More information
Any behaviour that makes someone else feel controlled and fearful is never OK. Everyone in a family or in a relationship should feel safe and nurtured. A healthy relationship is supportive, trusting and warm but in some relationships, one person uses power and fear to control the other. More information
Too many people do not take fire safety seriously, simply because they think 'it won't happen to me'. Safety measures are extremely important not only for preventing a fire, but also for reacting correctly to a fire situation. More information
Growing older is something we should all celebrate. The wealth of skills, knowledge and wisdom that older people bring to our community is invaluable. More information
Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic. More information
Being a parent is one of the most important and challenging things you can do. Helping guide your children to become healthy, happy, responsible and caring adults takes effort and focus.Check out the links below for info about how you can help your children to be the healthiest they can. More information
The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised information system developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children. This assists in improving immunisation rates, individual protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and protection for the community against recurring epidemics. More information